Officers visiting kids

We take pride in serving our community by providing opportunities for everybody to grow in spirit, mind and body. Our members play a large role in helping the Y fulfill that mission. Here are 6 ways the Y and our members impact the community.

Drowning prevention: Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children 14 and younger. That’s why we are committed to teaching lifesaving water skills, regardless of ability to pay. In 2019 we delivered 993 swim lessons to children so they could build confidence, overcome fears and gain skills to last a lifetime.

Officers visiting kids
West Precinct officers visited campers.

Fun happens here: Day camp inspires kids to stay active, discover passions and build friendships. In 2019, we awarded $7,400 in camp scholarships so that more children can have access to the Y’s summer experience.

All abilities welcome: Full Circle gives individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities access to fitness and other activities while helping them build relationships with their peers. Programs, including swim lessons and after-school activities, are available at no cost to members thanks to our community’s support.

For survivors: After Breast Cancer (ABC) provides education, exercise and sisterhood after a breast cancer diagnosis. ABC is completely free of charge and is funded by private donations, community sponsors and grants.

Full Circle participants
Full Circle participants enjoy crafts at the Y.

Healthy living: At the Y, everyone has the opportunity to belong and be well. We’ve made this possible for 723 households through Open Doors financial assistance—which grants individuals and families access to the Y’s life-changing programs and services.

Community partnerships: We partner with the Metro Nashville Public Schools’ HERO Program to collect school supplies and clothing for families in a housing transition or experiencing homelessness. In 2019, members helped us collect and donate more than 100 coats and winter clothing items. We also work closely with Metro Police West Precinct to build positive relationships between youth and law enforcement. Officers read to children in the Youth Activity Center, show them the inside of police vehicles and teach them about safety.

Learn more about our impact.